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on possible gun control laws. president barack obama put vice- president joseph biden in charge with proposals and the national rifles association will be getting together with other gun owner groups. >>> they will not take part and wal-mart was invited to attend tomorrow. wal-mart will not be there due to a schedule willing project. and mike thompson is holding a prevention foreman and they are taking the task force and they are there to hear ideas about what to it be done. that will be held at vallejo city hall from 7:00 to 8:30. the last witness will take the stand about the colorado movie rampage. coming up, what a detective is saying about the dedecoratives -- detectives strange behavior after the arrest. >>> he was arrested outside his home. williams appeared for reckless driving. according to police williams is supposed to appear in court on a misdemeanor battery charge. >>> judgment has arrived for barry bonds. the home run king has been selected for the hall of fame. some 600 baseball riders will go and many have gone to a case tied to steer road scandal. every giant is looking to be
lou: the obama administration push for more gun control intensifying. the washington post reports the administration looking to go well beyond the simple reinstatement of the inspired ban on assault weapons and i capacity ammunition. vice-president biden task force apparently considering measures that would require universal background checks for all firearms buyers. the national database that would track the sale and movement of weapons, strengthening mental health checks, stiffer penalties for carrying guns near schools. to mark the vice-president said to me with gun safety group's commander jim and executives, victims of gun violence. there's a the vice-president turns to me with the national rifle association. joining us now, fox news legal analyst and republican strategist, columnist for the hill, democratic strategist. thank you all for being year. comprehensive means all the guns. is that your interpretation? >> i think that for political purposes they want people to think that they can and will, and that think it is wrong, not realistic. a particularly have a problem with
to incarceration and he says that president obama is just as interested too. >> reporter: the director of the national drug control policy is here to see how an alternative court handles its drug cases. the community justice center is an offshoot of the san francisco superior court. 50% of defendants appear before this court on drug-related charges. >> these were people who were looking to potentially do three to five more years in jail if they didn't change their lives. >> reporter: this court looks to treatment as the solution not incarceration. during the last four years, nearly 5,000 defendants have been given access to shelter, mental health care and drug treatment. >> we're overincarcerating people. we have to look at alternatives to sentencing. >> reporter: san francisco's public agencies see the director's visit as a scouting trip of sorts. in 2012, president obama outlined his national drug control strategy. on the list of action items, support drug and other problem solving courts. >> until we see direct action coming from the obama admi
joe biden suggested president obama might take executive action on gun control, but biden said no decision has been made on what that action might be. the comment was made during the meeting with gun safety advocates, one of a series that bind will hold as he considers ways to curb gun violence. he noted that the mass shooting that killed 20 first graders in connecticut last month has profoundly touched the nation. >> [ inaudible ] >> tomorrow, the vice president meets with members of the national rifle association you walmart and other gun rights advocates. >>> several new gun measures are on the agenda for virginia lawmakers who are back at work today. one of those proposals would allow teachers carry a gun in school. julie carey is at the state house in richmond with these ho hot-button issues. jewels? >> reporter: since the virginia tech shootings five years ago, the virginia general assembly has back battleground with clashes between gun control activist and right supporters. in the wake of the newtown shooting, both sides see a fresh opportunity this year to press their c
anyone is surprised where president obama stands on gun control. he was a community activist on the south side of chicago. but he and other democratic party leaders have seen gun control as a losing issue for democrats. and they've been careful about wading into that debate. now, in the aftermath of this tragedy, the conversation is changing. and polling suggests maybe even public opinion is changing. and so it is an opportunity to take an issue that was on the back burner and put it up to the front. >> you also write that in takes on nra and taking on some of the pro-israel lobbies, the president is settling scores from the last four years. talk a little bit more about that. >> well, you know, the gun lobby certainly has never been, you know, a fan of president obama's, even though he's actually gimp them some things that they've asked for. you know, he's actually passed or signed legislation that allowed you to carry concealed weapons on trains and into national parks. but that's not good enough for the nra. and they have never been a fan of the president. the pro-israel lobby has also
with richardson on what they say is a private humanitarian trip. >>> they are meeting about gun control legislation. as kyla campbell reports, president barack obama wants to move quickly with any recommendations. kyla? >> reporter: dave, the vice- president has given them a few weeks to come up with regulation on gun control. -- legislation on gun control. vice-president joseph biden is meeting with gun control leaders and tomorrow he will be sitting down with the n ra and other groups. they want to place more focus on mental health and violent video games. -- violent video games. they are sending members as vice-president joseph biden continues with the series of meetings. and he was invited to the house -- white house but de-- white house but declined. more on that later in my next update. >>> thompson is chairman for the gun violence prevention task force. he want to hear more ideas on making things safer. the meeting will go on until 8:30. >>> tomorrow water service will be back to normal after a plumbing problem which lasted several hours. an alert was issued yesterday at 1:00 and
stories. nra, obama administration, 24 hours away fray showdown on gun control. the gun violence project gets down to business today meeting with gun safety groups. tomorrow, representatives of sportsmen and gun owner groups, including the national rifle association. >>> homicide detectives are investigating the mysterious death of a lottery winner who died before he could collect winnings. mr. khan was killed in july. cyanide poisoning can be difficult to detect a it could be found in a variety of industrial settings. >> if you are going to try to commit the perfect murder this is a good way to do it. if you worked in a metal processing plant, electroplating, worked in a plant where they work with insecticides. >> medical examiners first determined that khan died of natural causes but took another look after a relative called days after his death. refer. >> zorb are speaking out about the death of a rider in russia. this youtube video shows what happened. two rolled down a mountain, off a cliff. a 27-year-old machine died. zor zorb's inventor is distressed. >>> richard blanco will be th
debate continues to rage in washington and is now reportedly at the top of president obama's priority list. today, vice president biden met with gun control groups and gun violence victims. tomorrow he is going to sit down with the nra. the administration looks to move quickly, even if it means circumventing congress. >> the president is going to act. execbetive action can be taken. we haven't decided what yet but we are compiling it all with help from the attorney gen and the rest of the cabinet members. as well as legislative action, we believe is required. >> dana: so, bob, let me start with you. you have done legislative affairs for a white house. if you are trying to get a big piece of bipartisan legislation passed through congress do you think it's a good idea that you are planning to circumvent them in the end anyway? >> bob: i'm not sure it's the best strategy you can use. but look, some of this has to be done by executive order because you would never get it through congress. the other thing is the public division here. there are those of us who believe that these things, gun
outraged. next, joe biden meets with the n.r.a. at the white house and president obama's leading effort on gun control. it's unlikely that the n.r.a. is going to back down, here is wayne lapierre. >> i call on congress today to act immediately to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every single school in this nation. stuart: he's not backing down from that stance. then we have new york governor andrew cuomo offering his views on guns in his state of the state message today. an assault weapons ban and tougher penalties with crimes committed with a gun. and on one side. ban some of them in the future. that's a division. what do you think of the latest gun developments? sound off on our facebook page. what would you like to see coming up at the n.r.a. meeting with the president at the white house? we'll read some of your comments on the air. there are reports that a japanese airline canceled a boeing dreamliner flight today. that would be the third 787 incident in three days. so, let's bring in nicole. any impact on the stock price this morning, pre-market? >>
force today and tomorrow examining ways to control gun violence in the wake of the recent mass shooting in sandy hook elementary school in connecticut. president obama wants a report from biden's task force with policy plans by the end of the month. bay area congressman thompson is holding similar meetings here. our reporter will have more on that in ten minutes. >> the petaluma police are warning parents when a man tried to lure a 14-year-old in his car on monday afternoon. investigators say the man asked the girl who attends another girl if she needed a ride and she refused and continued walking. police say the man apologized but insisted she get in the car. she flagged down a passerby for help and the suspect drove off. detectives describe the man as hispanic, approximately 20 to 30, with no facial hair, bald, and a tan complexion and was wearing a black t-shirt. >> this morning, oakland police will reveal details on the second theft in two months at the oakland museum of california. this time, burglars stole an $800,000 golden box which happened on monday morning. the burglars stole
for armed guards in schools, you might recall, something president obama says he is skeptical about. former congresswoman gabe yell giffords is launching her own gun control campaign on the two-year anniversary of the mass shooting that nearly took her life. giffords and her husband mark kelly announced the americans for responsible solutions initiative. giffords and kelly, who also happen to be gun owners, say they hope to push back against the influence of the pro gun lobby. >> i bought a gun at walmart recently. i went through a background check. why can't we just make it more difficult for criminals to get guns. >> the nra would say to you they can get them illegally. >> i don't agree with you. the gun lobby opposes a gun purchaser being checked against the terrorist watch list. doesn't that seem like a commonsense thing? >> you have a gun. >> yes. >> gabby and i are both gun owners. we are strong supporters of the second amendment. >> it is the commonsense consensus you're going for? >> we are. i think most gun owners are in the same camp with us. >> when it can happen to children in a
. >>> up next, vice president joe biden says they can bypass congress, the obama administration, and act on gun control by the president issuing executive orders. but is that a good idea? our strategy session is next. >>> just coming in, more information about the obama cabinet during this second term. cnn has just learned that at least three more members of the cabinet have decided to stay, including the attorney general eric holder, the secretary of veterans affairs eric shenseky and kathleen sebelius. all three of them will stay in the cabinet but there's a lot of movement as we've been reporting, as you know. joining us, cnn contributor, paul begala and david frum, a former white house speechwriter under george h.w. bush. first of all, this is not a surprise, paul, that there's a lot of changes. >> change is good. the president ran on changes and this is a very healthy thing. i think it's noteworthy that two of the three things you mentioned, very controversial and clearly the president still has enormous confidence in them and this does sort of say, okay, back off, republicans, thes
. >> you've seen obama effort to champion gun control laws now beyond anything we've ever seen before. >> what? >> obsession with raising taxes. he just gets a tax increase. raise them again and again and again. he will push this as far as he can. take every opportunity in the second term to weaken the second amendment. >> stephanie: i wish i couldn't hear sean hannity. you know what? get me a help hit for right wing -- get me a helmet for right-wing world. talking about the alex jones interview. >> piers morgan, so you know, two of the most dishonest, you know journalists of our age piers morgan whose clear agenda is gun control. and what's his face whose clear agenda -- >> alex jones -- >> the government is out of control, which it is so why would piers morgan have this guy on? well because piers is trying to have gun control and he's trying to make anybody who believes in guns and believes in the second amendment as not something about sports but to be able to be a deterrent to an out-of-control government. look like a mad man. >> stephanie: see what he did? he made jones look like
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in this country. rita williams, ktvu news. >>> more details on the gun control debate. the national gun association says that it will send representatives to those meetings. president obama set the vice president as head of the association against violence. >>> james holmes is the man accused of killing 12 people inside a movie theater. >> they are saying someone is shooting in the auditorium. >> reporter: the call from the theater in aurora lasted 27 seconds with the caller drowned out by the sounds of gunshots. 30 gunshots were heard in that one call alone. today an fbi agent took the stand and described a massive booby trap in the suspect's apartment. it included smokeless powder and live rounds. >>> mcclain wears number 55 he was pulled over for a window tint violation in decatur alabama. he lied about his identity and was arrested. mcclain was previously arrested for firing a gun right next to a man's face also in decature. >>> the parents of the debate group pflag died in her home. jeanne ma nford was a teacher turned activist after her son was beat to death during a demonstration
. we'll get into that. the obama administration finally has the wind at its back on the issue of gun control. we know what the opposition looks like. it's that guy. >>> red storm rising. the crisis in the republican party. some republicans resent the hostile takeover by the tea party. some republicans in the tea party is fighting with itself. we have one of the combatants joining us, dick armey. >>> and the latest outrage involving penn state. the governor of pennsylvania has decided that the real victims of jerry sandusky were not the children that were raped and abused and raped but the penn state football program itself. he's filed a lawsuit against the ncaa seeking to reverse those sanctions and exonerate the school. >>> finally, only one of the following four things are less popular than congress. meth labs, nfl replacement refs, used car salesmen, and root canals. that's next. this is "hardball," the place for politics. ♪ reach one customer at a time? ♪ or help doctors turn billions of bytes of shared information... ♪ into a fifth anniversary of remission? ♪ whatever yo
is examining ways to control gun violence in the wake of the most recent mass shooting at a school in connecticut. president obama wants a report with policy plans by the end of the month. bay area congressman thompson is holding similar meetings here. our reporter will have more on that story coming up in ten minutes. >> in petaluma police are warning parents after a man tried to lure a 14-year-old girl in his car on monday afternoon. investigator say he asked the girl who attend as different school if she needed a ride. they say she refused and continued to walk. police say he apologized but insisted she got in the car and she flogged down a passerby for help and the suspect drove away. >> detectives describe hip as hispanic approximately 20 to 30, bald, with in facial hair with a tan complexion. he was wearing a black t-shirt. this morning, oakland police are expected to reveal more details on the second theft in two months at the oakland museum of california. this time, burglars stole an $800,000 golden box. police say it happened early monday morning and they stole a chuck of
. the suspect jared loughner has been seven it tensed to life in preside prison. gun control front and center at the white house. the national rifle association was invited to meet with the obama administration on thursday including vice president joe biden. biden is heading an anti-gun violence task force in the wake of the newtown tragedy. the white house says the nra is one of many groups that will attend that meeting. >>> overseas, the only suspect jailed in connection with the attack on the consulate in benghazi has been freed. the attorney for 28-year-old said he was released because of lack of evidence. he was arrested back in october and held in his native country of tunisia. on september 11, militants attacked the consulate and killed four americans including u.s. ambassador and bay area native chris stevens. three of the five men charged with gang raping and beating to death a young woman in india are expected to plead not guilty. that is the advice they've been given by their attorneys. all five men are in court this week accused of attacking a student as she was riding the bus. th
about gun control issues. >> how do you fine the best bargains at target? you turn to bloomberg and the new york stock exchange. >> kristen and eric good morning. president obama we just learned is expected to name jack lew as treasury secretary tomorrow. we will talk about that. if you looking for bargains, target has gift wrap, and children's, and women's apparel is marked down on tuesday, and wednesday, men's apparel and health and beauty are marked down and toys. researchers say the best deals are usually at the edges of the stores not in the middle of the target store. >> possible tension between the white house and walmart over gun control. walmart is taking a pass on an invitation by the white house to sit down with biden and talk about the issue. stocks look like this, a little bit higher as we get good earnings from alcoa and the silicon valley index is just a sight bit lower. >> thank you. this we go to weather. mike? >> we will talk about what is going on, we will start with an outside shot, beautiful colors there and the fog is why we have the dense fog advisory in t
deal boosts gdp share of taxes, and spending torque highs, the deal that president obama and congressional republicans struck last week send revenues soaring above the average, but did nothing to control spending which remaining stub borch -- stubbornly high saying "this should absolutely end the debate over new tax revenue politically and you see now getting what the president wanted didn't put a dent in the long term problem,," and i add this, a story about nancy pelosi's agenda in the house in the "new york times" saying democrats will entertain spending cuts, by reductions have to be considered separately from the debt ceiling and cuts too deep or aimed # at the wrong program, she says, "hurt the nation in crucial areas like education, technology, science, and energy." what's on the table for cuts? no social security, no medicare, the major drivers of benefits, but are the drivers of debt and deficit. what's on the table for spending cuts? >> guest: okay. there's a lot of questions there. >> host: right. >> guest: first of all, you know, the major drivers of the curre
is meeting with victims groups and gun safety organizations to discuss gun control policy plans in the wake of the newtown school shooting. tomorrow biden will meet with the national rifle association and other gun owner groups. president obama wants biden to hear about the policy plans by the end of the month. >>> the obama administration says when american troops pull out of afghanistan at the end of the neck year, the u.s. could pull out all of them. white house officials say they are considering the so-called zero option which would bring home every u.s. soldier. this despite the pentagon's view that some troops need to stay to keep a lid on al qaeda. >>> 4:37 now. for the continental united states, 2012 was the hottest year on record. that's according to government scientists. average temperature was 55.3 degrees. that broke the old record set in 1998 by one degree. but if you wake up this morning, you would never know. 37 degrees out in the east bay. >> i know. it's chilly, lawrence. >> now we have a chance of some snow maybe down to 15
. >>> first brand new stories and more breaking news. jon: big battles ahead for president obama as he gets ready to face off with congress over the debt ceiling, gun control and immigration. the latest on a grew some murder trial underway in phoenix right now for the woman who claims she shot her boyfriend, stabbed him over and over again and slit his throat but all of it, she says, was self-defense. >>> plus, could diet soda cause depression? we'll talk to dr. manny. it is all "happening now." jon: a lot of news to get to today but we begin with this fox news alert on a brand new outbreak of a fast moving and very contagious disease. good wednesday morning, everybody. i'm jon scott. jenna: we're talking about a new strain of norovirus first emerging in australia. known because of that acid any 2012. now it is hitting the united states in 2013. adam housley has more on all of this. what is going on? >> reporter: this is being watched all across the country. this is flu season and flu outbreak numbers have gone up across the country. this is not flu. a norovirus, gastrointenstinal virus. wh
is biden, obama prepared to take executive action on gun control. president o will take action. biden said that the president will act today. we'll get to your phone calls in just a moment but we want to show you the comments that vice president had to make before the meeting got under way. >> on behalf of the attorney general and the president i thank you for taking the time today. this is important work. we've got a lot of work to be done. i know that several of you around the table have lost loved ones or have been the victims of gun violence yourself. it has almost been four weeks since the tragedy in newtown, connecticut. i can't think of all the tragic events that we've endured i don't think anything has touched the heart of american people so profoundly as seeing those and learning of those young children not only being shot but riddled with bullets. every once in a while there is something that wakens the country. that tragic event did in the a way like nothing i've seen in my career. so we're here today to deal with the following action, immediate action. the president and i have
to discuss gun control policy plans in the wake of the newtown school shooting. tomorrow biden will meet with the national rifle association and other gun owner groups. president obama wants a report by the end of the month. >>> a hearing continues in the shooting preliminary hearing of james holmes. his apartment was rigged with trip wires and a stereo was programmed to play loud music hoping to attract attention. the witness says a thermos of explosives was set up to spill into a frying pan containing another chemical that would start a fire. holmes appeared emotionless at the hearing. a woman whose husband was killed in the shooting believed holmes's demeanor is an act. >> he's faking it. he's in shock because he knows what he did. >> holmes is accused of murdering 12 and wounding dozens more in the shooting which prosecutors are trying to prove was premeditated. >>> coming up, turbulence ahead. boeing's dreamliner running into more problems. the next stop for the 787, san jose. >> plus, months of mysterious signs lead to an interesting discovery
president to report to president obama by the end of the month, while memories are still fresh. >> 20 heartbroken families lost a child in the sandy hook shooting. >> reporter: gun control supporters have become more aggressive. new york mayor michael bloomberg's group released this television ad tuesday. >> i have one question for our political leaders, when will you find the courage to stand up to the gun lobby? whose child has to die next? >> reporter: two years to the day since she was shot and seriously wounded in a mass shooting former congresswoman gabby giffords and her husband, mark kelly, rolled out a new internet campaign and new york governor andrew cuomo will call for his state to pass one of the most restrictive bans on assault weapons. >> gun control, call it what you want, is a highly political, politically contentious situation. >> reporter: connecticut legislature is returning to work nearly four weeks after the sandy hook school shootings. the first order of business debate over tough, new gun laws and sarah brady is speaking out. >> i think it'
the interest on our sovereign debt. so there's nobody but barack obama who's talking about a default on our sovereign debt. we can prioritize payments on a monthly basis to ensure there's no default. then we can have the hard negotiations necessary to get spending back under control. >> you are saying, hey, don't raise the debt ceiling. make treasury -- >> unless there's real spending cuts, unless there's real structural reform -- >> even though this is about previous spending? you were a business consultant. it is hard to sit there looking backwards. this is money that's already been promised. >> we can cover the interest payments on that previous spending. what barack obama wants is more spending going forward in the future. and, frankly, he doesn't have much credibility on this. the senate voted four times when he was in the senate to raise the debt ceiling. he voted against it once. he couldn't be bothered to show up for it twice. >> i want to ask you something quick. apparently one of your professors at harvard is now a u.s. senator from massachusetts. elizabeth warren. tell me about h
planned. this is part of the panel president obama created following the sandy hook elementary shooting. new york mayor michael bloomberg a strong supporter of tighter gun-control laws is advising the vice president. >> secretary of state under clinton is expected to testify later this month on the deadly september 11th assault in benghazi libya that killed ambassador christopher stevens and three other americans. and had been scheduled to testify last month but fell during an illness and suffered a concussion. she was recently hospitalized for a blood clot. to return to work out monday and had promised to appear before the senate and house foreign affairs panel before stepping down from her job. president obama has nominated senator john kerry to replace her. >> it is foggy and is shot. we will be right back. >> stocks on the rise and alcoa reported some solid earnings at the morning bell. also in new apple is working on a lower and iphone. there's a big shifthe ce could resemble standard iphone with a less expensive body. they will lower the cost by using a shell made of plastic. the
will meet with gun control organizations and gun violence victims groups at the white house. it comes as president obama looks to renew now a ban on assault weapons. one republican congressman says that is not the answer to curbing gun violence. >> those bans or the assault weapons bans on the assault rifle had any measurable effect on crime. >> gretchen: the nra will meet with the task force tomorrow. >>> the widow of the million dollars lottery winner says she has no idea who poisoned her husband with cyanide. she says he had no enemies. earlier on "fox & friends," forensic pathologist dr. michael bodien said exhuming the body could be a mistake. >> the purpose of the exhumation isn't to find out the cause of death 'cause they've already found out. what it may be is determine how it was given. is there cyanide in the stomach which would indicate it came in food. there is some reason to do it, but not for purposes of whether or not it was -- >> gretchen: cyanide that killed him. >> the cause of death, because the body can make cyanide afterwards. >> gretchen: his wife says she did pr
be a signal from obama to congress that i'm serious about this. we're serious about putting our best minds forward on getting a budget and getting our deficit under control. i don't know if that's exactly what the signal is, but for the moment, jack lew looks like the most likely pick and at this point we now know he's going to be appointed by president obama. >> not since 2009, huh? ali velshi, thanks for the reminder. appreciate it. see you in a bit. >>> a high profile gun and heavy whap weapons enthusiast has been found dead. it is being investigated as a homicide. much more on that developing story next. yeah, we found that wonderful thing. and you smiled. and threw it. and i decided i would never, ever leave it anywhere. because that wonderful, bouncy, roll-around thing... had made you play. and that... had made you smile. [ announcer ] beneful. play. it's good for you. try the #1 gastroenterologist recommended probiotic. align. align naturally helps maintain digestive balance. ♪ ooh, baby, can i do for you today? ♪ try align today. >>> want to show you some clips from one of the
a live report about that. >>> but let us start on a wednesday morning in washington where the obama administration is getting ready to tackle a whole host of issues, beginning this morning with gun control. nbc's peter alexander is at the white house. peter, good morning. >> reporter: matt, good morning to you. barely a week into this new year and the president, as you know, is already juggling a handful of familiar challenges. they are the looming fights over guns, confirmation of his national security team, and as the nation's fast approaching, borrowing limits. with the white house's self imposed deadline for gun safety proposals at the end of this month, vice president biden's task force begins a series of meetings with victims' advocates, the entertainment industry and tomorrow gun rights groups, including for the first time since the newtown massacre, the nra. they told nbc news we are sending a representative to hear what they have to say. >> the nra says it will hear what the white house has to say, if you're here to listen to them, they're here to listen to you. >> the proc
afford to become the bank for a federally designed expansion of medicaid. obama said in 2009, as we move forward on health reform, it is not sufficient for us to simply add more people to medicare or medicaid to increase coverage in the absence of cost controls and reform. another web putting it is, we cannot simply put more people into a broken system that does not work. he was right. the federal government must promptly authorize real, innovative, state run medicaid reform to allow us at the state level to run and manage our programs better. without dramatic reform, i cannot recommend dramatic expansion in medicaid. health benefit exchanges i believe or a bad idea. the federal mandate in that bill will increase the cost of insurance for most virginians and will crowd out other opportunities in the insurance industry. the ongoing failure of the federal government to provide a clear and cogent guidance and regulation has made it impossible bought october 13 -- pike october 2013. we will not operate a state based exchange that gives upside financial risk. it is not good for virginia. duri
at the federal level? should that loophole be closed as an amendment to obama-care, or will that risk opening up the whole thing? >> that would be wonderful but i think it's very unlikely give the republicans control of the house that that would core. senator dianne feinstein tried to do exactly that in 2010. she fought very hard to include language allowing for the rejection of excess excessive rates but the hmos and insurances were successful in keeping that out of the bill. the best to approach this is to enact state legislation. states who have done this and use this authority are showing much lower rate increase than states in california where we don't have this authority. >> jennifer: more of a call to action. you leave the insurance companies on their own they'll jack up those rates. dave jones we hope you get the power to block it. we're grateful to you for coming inside "the war room." >> thank you. >> jennifer: never let it be said that congress let the december trust of the american people stand in their way. the latest on their efforts to double down on their record-breaking unpopula
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